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Ollie Conway, Mullagh (1922-2009)

Ollie Conway

Photo courtesy Pat Mackenzie


Back in 1973, when we were camping at Spanish Point, we were fortunate to find our way out to Conway’s Bar in Mullagh and meet Ollie Conway. Singer, dancer, farmer and publican, Ollie was the first person we recorded in Clare; he sang for us without hesitation and encouraged others in the bar to do the same. The amazingly warm welcome Ollie gave to two complete strangers was a great confidence booster which gave us the courage to continue.
Jim Carroll and Pat Mackenzie


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